Major Rafael Chacón and Juanita Páiz

Material Information

Major Rafael Chacón and Juanita Páiz
Series Title:
Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection ;
Lavato, Denise ( owner )
Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy ( lender )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works ( lcsh )
Mexican Americans -- 1860-1870
Hispanic Americans -- Pictorial works ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- 1860-1870
Spouses -- Pictorial works ( lcsh )
Spouses ( lctgm )
Digital images. ( aat )
Digital images. ( gmgpc )
Digital images ( aat )
Digital images ( gmgpc )


Studio portrait of Hispanic American Major Rafael Chacón and his wife Juanita Páiz de Chacón. Major Chacón served in the U.S. Army in New Mexico during the Civil War. He wears a uniform and has a mustache, his wife wears a long dress with a full skirt, decorated with cut velvet and lace. Her hair is parted in the middle and worn back in braids. After his retirement from the military, Major Chacón moved to Trinidad, Colorado, where he served as Las Animas County Treasurer and Sheriff.
Additional Physical Form:
Image File:
Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.
General Note:
Scanned image from loaned collection.
General Note:
Scan of photograph from: Hispanic pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico / Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2006. Source: Denise Lavato.
General Note:
Title from inventory.
General Note:
From inventory: ""After serving in the First Regiment of New Mexico Volunteers and being wrongfully accused for events during Civil War battles in New Mexico, Major Rafael Chacón moved his family to Trinidad in 1866. In Trinidad he became a Deputy County Clerk, Las Animas County Treasurer, County Sheriff and school board member. In 1875 he edited a Spanish language newspaper in Trinidad. Rafael Chacón was compadres to Senator Casimiro Barela, and his son Eusebio married into the Barela family. (Hispanic Pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico, Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, p. 275). Shown in photo, Major Rafael Chacon and his wife Juanita Paiz, c. 1858.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
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Resource Identifier:
646198794 ( OCLC )